May Newsletter

Canvassing Begins on June 2nd in Incline!

The 2018 Midterm is the most important election in which we will ever participate, and we need to elect Democrats up and down the ballot. We must take back the House and Senate to put the brakes on the rampant corruption and self-dealing brought to Washington by Trump and his crime family. We're determined to turn Incline blue! We have some fabulous new door-hangers (below) to post on Democratic doors and we're looking for YOUR help to make sure every Incline Dem gets one. Starting on June 2nd, we will be going door to door all over Incline talking to people and making sure every registered Democrat gets out and gets active. Join us on one or both days at 11 AM for a short training session with experienced canvassers, then we'll hit the streets (and join up afterward for a fun debrief and food at Brewforia)!

When: Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3, 2018 at 11 AM

More Info: E-mail us if you want to help turn Incline blue! Or call Coralin at 714-623-1814 or Coral at 775-412-8777.

2018 Democratic Primary Candidates

  • Primary candidates for U.S. Senate: Danny Burleigh, David Drew Knight, Sujeet "Bobby" Mahendra, Allen Rheinhart, Jacky Rosen, and Jesse Sbaih.

  • Primary candidates for U.S. Congress: Vance Alm, Patrick Fogarty, Jesse Douglas Hurley, Clint Koble, Jack L. Schofield Jr., and Rick Shepherd.

  • Primary candidates for Nevada Governor: John Bonaventura, Asheesh Dewan, Christina "Chris G" Giunchigliani, David E. Jones, Steve Sisolak, and Henry Thorns.

  • Primary candidates for Nevada Lieutenant Governor: Laurie L. Hansen and Kate Marshall.

  • Primary candidates for Nevada Attorney General: Aaron Ford and Stuart J. MacKie.

  • Primary candidates for County Assessor: H.D. "Chip" Evans and Wendy Jauregui-Jackins.

  • Democratic IVGID candidates are Benicia Price and Bruce Simonian.

    These candidates do not have primary opponents:

  • NV Secretary of State: Nelson Araujo

  • NV Controller: Catherine Byrne

  • NV Treasurer: Zach Conine

  • State Senate District 16: Tina Davis Hersey

  • Assembly District 26: June Joseph

  • Washoe County Clerk: Emil Tudorache

  • Washoe County Recorder: Kalie Work

  • Washoe County Treasurer: Matt Buehler

  • Washoe County Public Administrator: Verita Black Prothro

    And lastly, these candidates for nonpartisan office most closely match our Democratic values:

  • NV Supreme Court: Elissa Cadish

  • Washoe County Sheriff: Heidi Howe
    Names in bold are those who have taken the time to visit Incline and speak to our members.

    Early Voting Starts May 26th!

  • Dates and Times: Saturday, May 26 through Friday, June 8

    • Monday through Saturday, 10 AM - 6 PM

    • Sundays, 11 AM - 4 PM

  • Location: Raley's Incline

  • PRIMARY DAY is Tuesday, June 12 at the Chateau (Championship Golf Course). It is absolutely imperative that we get EVERY DEMOCRAT out to vote in this election. We are currently a few thousand behind the Republicans in total number of registered voters. Let's make Nevada a blue state in 2018!

    NTD Meeting: June 6 (Wednesday), 5:30
    Join us at the Incline Library (845 Alder) for our regular monthly meeting at 5:30 PM.

    NTD Turns 2 Years Old - Please Join Us!

Sept/Oct Newsletter

Happening in Washington

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save the Date:

Next NTD Meeting: Sunday, October 8 at 4 PM
578 McDonald Drive, Incline Village
Speaker: June Joseph, upcoming Democratic candidate
Bring some friends and a dish or drink to share. See you there!

  • South Washoe Dems meeting information (next meeting is Thursday, October 5 at the South Valleys Library in Reno)
  • The Washoe Dems Rummage Sale is on Saturday, October 7 from 8 AM to 12 PM. To donate, call 775-323-8683 or bring your items to 1465 Terminal Way, Suite 1 in Reno.

take action:

The Washoe Dems are holding "Decline To Sign" phone banks

The NV GOP has started a Recall Campaign on three of Nevada's great Democratic State Senators. It is up to all Nevadans to show the NV GOP that we won't stand for this! To help with the efforts to stop the recalls of Senators Joyce Woodhouse, Patricia Farley, and Nicole Cannizzaro, we are calling on all Northern Nevadans to call into their district to tell them to Decline To Sign! We will be phone banking every Wednesday, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, and Saturday from 10:00am to 12:00pm. More info and sign-ups can be found here.

June Newsletter

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Membership Drive On Now!

Support the North Tahoe Democrats by becoming a member today. Now through June 30, begin or renew your annual membership at these discounted rates:

• Individual: $25 (after June 30: $35)
• Student: $10 (after June 30: $20)

Please visit http://www.northtahoedems.org to join on-line, or send a check to:
North Tahoe Democrats
PO Box 5152
Incline Village, NV 89450.

Join or renew your membership at the June 11th meeting, or visit the Join section on our Web site. We will also have our cool new custom-designed pins, hats, and shirts available. Become a supporting member and get yourself some swag for free!

white House Watch

• "By the way, it isn’t just environmentalists who want us to remain a part of the Paris accord. Exxon Mobil lobbied for us to stay in it. Shell wanted us in it. Walmart supported it. Because apparently these big companies ran the numbers, and it turns out if climate change destroys human life on Earth, it could be bad for business." (Jimmy Kimmel)

• "Two words: subpoena power." (California Congressman Ted Lieu, on why winning back the House in 2018 is so important)

• Republicans continue to hide their heads in the sand when it comes to the Trump-Russia investigation, but the upcoming testimony by fired FBI Director James Comey promises to blow the lid off the White House's efforts to make it go away.

• We love you, Dear Leader: "President Trump has a magnetic personality and exudes positive energy, which is infectious to those around him. He has an unparalleled ability to communicate with people, whether he is speaking to a room of three or an arena of 30,000. He has built great relationships throughout his life and treats everyone with respect. He is brilliant with a great sense of humor . . . and an amazing ability to make people feel special and aspire to be more than even they thought possible.” (Hope Hicks, White House spokesperson, who clearly drank the Kool-Aid)

• "The president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant." (Sean Spicer, on Trump's infamous "Despite the constant negative press covfefe" tweet)

• "Idiot." "Incompetent." "Liar." (The top three responses in a Quinnipiac poll, which asked respondents to name the first word that came to mind when thinking about Trump)

• Check out Al Franken's new book "Al Franken, Giant of the Senate" - a very amusing read (poor Ted Cruz)!

Be an Inspiration!

Democratic activism has reached an unprecedented level in the months since the election of Donald Trump. Please send us pictures and short write-ups of events you attend (protests, town halls, and so on), and we may feature you in our In Action section of our Web site and in our newsletter.

 NTD and Indivisible members protest the GOP's American Health Care Act in Reno. Photo: Vivian Leal

NTD and Indivisible members protest the GOP's American Health Care Act in Reno. Photo: Vivian Leal

NTD In Action

Sometimes We Win
After a week of holding the bill on his desk, hostage to the voucher mayhem at the NV Legislature, and with a few hours left on the clock, Sandoval signed SB233 which includes all the provisions of AB249 PLUS preventive care like mammograms and prenatal care. 
 
Too Often We Lose
Unfortunately, SB265, which sought to lower the cost of essential diabetes drugs, by requiring companies to report the costs of producing and marketing the drug along with any rebates that they provide for the drugs, was vetoed by Governor Sandoval.
 
Upcoming Partner Action - Nevada Conservation League Petition Signature Drop-off
Tuesday, June 6th from 10-11am
Meeting in front of the State Legislature and then walking next door to Capitol.
Thousands of petition signatures from across the state in favor of AB206 will be presented to show the bipartisan support for clean energy legislation and urging the Governor to sign it. Bring signs.
 

April Newsletter

March Madness!

• The Russia intrigue continues, as disgraced former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn pleads for immunity in exchanged for his story. Devin Nunes, chair of the House Intelligence Committee (and member of the Trump transition team), tried to prop up his best buddy in the White House by revealing a nonexistent "bombshell" about surveillance on the Trump team, but shot himself in the foot by lying to everyone about the source of the information. Not incidentally, he also completely destroyed the integrity of his committee's investigation - and himself.

• Congressman Eric Swalwell has connected the dots between the Trump campaign and Russia and put it into a nifty visual diagram on his government Web site. Thanks, Eric! Politico also did a nice job on a Trump-Russia timeline

We may have the cure for what ails you.

• Trump, who mocked President Obama for spending too much time on the links, has golfed at least 12 times since he took office. Gives a whole new meaning to the word "duffer."

• The ill-conceived Republican health care bill died before it even came to a vote. Just a little bit satisfying, considering how many times Republicans have said the ACA was in a "death spiral."

• Trump, who has called global warming a "Chinese hoax," has begun the process of reversing climate change regulations and laws. It helps that his head of the EPA has sued the agency multiple times and would like to see it disabled entirely.

Can Customs and Border Agents search your phone?

Save the Date

• SUNDAY, APRIL 9 FROM 4:00 TO 5:30
North Tahoe Dems Monthly Meeting
996 Third Green, Incline
RSVP to info@tahoedems.org
Bring a friend or two and a dish or drink to share.

• TUESDAY, APRIL 4 AT 5:30 PM
Democratic Party of Washoe County (DPWC) Central Committee Meeting and 2017 Executive Board Election at the Pine Middle School, 4800 Neil Road in Reno. Carpools will be meeting at Raley's parking lot (Incline) at 4:15. Contact Kathleen Watty at 775-762-2500.

• SATURDAY, APRIL 8 AT 10 AM
Congressman McClintock will hold a town hall meeting at the Del Oro high School Gymnasium, 3301 Taylor Road in Loomis.

• SATURDAY, APRIL 22 all day
March for Science and Earth Day at Squaw. NTD will have a booth at this event and will be featuring one-day-only $20 memberships!

• TONIGHT! (April 2)
MoveOn.org is holding another "Ready to Resist" phone call and livestream featuring Chuck Schumer The topic: "Despite the Trump team's being under an active criminal investigation, Mitch McConnell wants to ram Trump's lifetime Supreme Court appointment—extremist nominee Neil Gorsuch—through confirmation this week. We'll learn about the actions we can take this week to stop them." For more info or to sign up or view/listen, go to moveon.org/readytoresist.

Join Us

We ARE the resistance! Please e-mail info@northtahoedems.org for membership info.

Link Up

March Newsletter

Here's what's been happening in Washington.

• The final price tag was reportedly more than $60 million for a pair of books to be written by the Obamas (one each from Michelle and Barack). "With their words and their leadership, they changed the world,” says Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle.

• National Security Adviser Mike Flynn is gone. One kook down, many to go.

• Republican hypocrisy continues, with Mitch McConnell accusing Dems of dragging their feet in confirming Trump's nominees. Um, does the word "obstructionism" ring a bell, Mitch? As in 8 years' worth?! Not to mention the stolen Supreme Court seat.

• The only way to get to the bottom of the ties between Russia and the Trump campaign is to appoint a special prosecutor and/or an independent, 9/11-style commission. Unfortunately, Republicans seem completely incurious about Trump & Co.'s Russia connections (not to mention tax returns, conflicts of interest, and ongoing corruption). MoveOn created this terrific television ad demanding answers.

• Take a look at some of the reactions Republican lawmakers are getting at their town halls in this video from The New York Times.

• Check out Indivisible's Response to Immigration Raids and Other Attacks Against Immigrants and Refugees

 Dictatorship 101.

Dictatorship 101.

 "This is a bunch of scumbags, that's what they are, who are all organized around making money." -Congresswoman Maxine Waters, on Trump and his "Kremlin clan"

"This is a bunch of scumbags, that's what they are, who are all organized around making money." -Congresswoman Maxine Waters, on Trump and his "Kremlin clan"

 Illustration by Tim O'Brien

Illustration by Tim O'Brien

Save the Date

March 12 (Sunday):
North Tahoe Dems March Meeting, 4:00 PM
Please bring your favorite appetizer or drink and your friends! All are welcome.
RSVP to Coralin at 714-623-1814 for meeting location details

April 4 (Tuesday):
Washoe Dems Executive Board Elections, 5:30 PM
Pine Middle School, 4800 Neil Road in Reno

March 8 (Thursday): A Day Without a Woman

Action Items

• Become a member of the Washoe Dems Central Committee, who would like more representation from the Tahoe area. If you are a registered Democrat in Washoe County you can vote on the Executive Board nominees. Contact Pam DuPre at ed@washoedems.org.

• Download the "5 Calls" app (by Fickle Bits, LLC) to your phone or tablet. This nifty program gives you 5 topics and 5 phone numbers (of your elected representatives) per day. The app also asks which of the topics (e.g., "Prevent dismantling of the EPA") you're interested in and tailors its output to your choices.

• Text your ZIP code to 520-200-2223. You will immediately receive all of your federal and state representatives' phone numbers.

• The New York Times is matching every subscription dollar that comes in for students at America's schools. Although these donations are not tax-deductible, this is a great way to make sure our children are reading facts, not fake news. Annual subscriptions are between $2 and $4 per student. Go here for more info.

"I AM A CONSTITUENT"
How to Contact Your Elected Representatives

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February Newsletter

In The News This Week

  • Trump's unconstitutional immigration ban on seven Muslim-majority countries (none of which Trump does business in, surprise) halted nationwide by Judge Robart of Washington state. More info
  • Dodd-Frank banking regulations threatened - just a few years after the worst recession of our lifetimes
  • Sharia law, Christian style!  More info
  • Sanctions removed by Putin's BFF on Russian cybersecurity arm of FSB (formerly KGB)  More info
  • Neil Gorsuch, Trump's Supreme Court nominee, is ideologically aligned with the ultraconservative, Koch-funded Federalist Society and Heritage Foundation but looks and sounds great on camera. During his tenure as a federal judge, he gutted the 1965 Voting Rights Act, gave religious extremists the right to discriminate, and sided with corporations over working people.
  • PRESSURE WORKS.
    • Disney and Uber CEOs boycott Trump's economic panels More info
    • Dozens of companies, including Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus, have stopped selling Trump products because of consumer response initiated by GrabYourWallet More info
    • More than 800 companies have stopped advertising on the Breitbart "News" site (Steve Bannon's former employer) because of Sleeping Giants